DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Adam Brody, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Jermaine Crawford, Alia Shawkat, Nick Blaemire, Taylor Nichols, Aubrey Plaza, Zach Woods, Meredith Hagner, Aja Naomi King, Carolyn Farina
Director: Whit Stillman
USA & UK: 99 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic content including some sexual material
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex references, language and suicide references
USA Release Date: 6 April 2012 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 27 April 2012 (Limited Release)
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS follows a trio of beautiful girls - the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore) who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College.
They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men, including slick Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen). Unfortunately they threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.